Tag: Mauritius

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Conservationists fight to save animals as mass extinction looms

Animal and plant species are vanishing at an accelerating pace around the world - sometimes even before we know that they exist - but...

Dodo’s violent death revealed

The famous Oxford Dodo died after being shot in the back of the head, according to breakthrough research by Oxford University Museum of Natural...

The secret life of dodos, revealed

Has any animal suffered greater ignominy than the ill-fated dodo?  "A strange and grotesque specimen of bird... bearing a ridiculous bent bill," was the...

‘Lost continent’ found under Mauritius

Scientists have confirmed the existence of a "lost continent" under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius that was left-over by the break-up of the...

Auction house to sell composite skeleton of a dodo bird

Summers Place Auctions is selling what it describes as a rare composite skeleton of a dodo bird, a creature once found on the island...

Dodos might have been quite intelligent, new research finds

New research suggests that the dodo, an extinct bird whose name has entered popular culture as a symbol of stupidity, was actually fairly smart....